The Jubilee Sailing Trust’s mission is to promote the integration of people of all physical abilities through the challenge and adventure of sailing tall ships on the open sea.
The voyage was an outstanding success with staff members learning about diversity, team-building, and leadership skills, as well as providing support for their disabled buddies. In the weeks following the voyage, the same office re-booked for 2016 and 2 further business units have booked voyages to also use this proven model.
However, plans for 2017 are even more ambitious, with the Round Britain Voyage. This joint venture sees Barclays sailing around Britain; each of the 11 voyages are designed to take between 4 – 5 days. Each voyage is crewed by 19 Barclays staff and 19 buddies. Each individual member of the Barclays’ team, including some of the Eagle Labs staff, are raising funds to pay for their own voyage and are being match funded by Barclays to pay for their Buddies voyage. To celebrate this personal commitment, the Jubilee Sailing Trust has commissioned personalised boats for each participant, made in Bournemouth Lab.